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a person or thing that .
(in a pipeline) an airtight box, having a free liquid surface, for cushioning the shock of water hammer.
Historical Examples

Photography does not merely pander to the gratification of earthly vanity, but is an alleviator of human misery.
The Evolution of Photography John Werge

And I can go to the stores if it does rain52 and go up in the alleviator, for I brought my little umbrella.
The Twin Cousins Sophie May

It is an alleviator of human sorrow, an exhauster of oppressive cares.
Talkers John Bate


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